The Daily Aggie :: 03/14/13

The Aggie men's basketball team kicks off their quest to repeat as WAC Tournament champions today at 1:00 p.m. (MDT) when they take on Idaho. The Aggies swept the season series with Idaho but it wasn't easy. The Aggies won by the slimmest of margins in Moscow, 71-70, getting a last second free throw from Daniel Mullings to win the game and then 76-74 in Las Cruces again getting free throws from Daniel Mullings, this time with 14 seconds left, to win the game. Today's game could be another tight one.

The Aggies must find a way to neutralize WAC Player of the Year Kyle Barone who went for 18/10 in Moscow and 26/7 in Las Cruces. Equally important will be defending the three point arc. The Vandals have shot a combined 13-of-26 in the two games with Connor Hill hitting nearly half of those shots (12).

As far as the Aggies go, they'll likely be without Tyrone Watson according to the Las Cruces Sun-News' Jason Groves who spoke with Coach Menzies. Watson is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered in his first game back from suspension and he did not see any action in the Aggies' win against UT-Arlington on Senior Night last Saturday.

Today's game against Idaho is similar to last year's tournament game against Fresno State. The Aggies struggled against Fresno State in the regular season winning a pair of close games including needing to erase a 19-point deficit to defeat the Bulldogs. The Aggies cruised to victory over the Bulldogs in the WAC tourney game eventually winning the tournament. Could the same thing happen this year? We'll have to wait and see.

The Vandals have yet to win a WAC Tournament game under head coach Don Verlin and the Aggies will try to keep that streak going. This is an Aggie team that should be considered a favorite if not the favorite given the Aggies' history. New Mexico State has also never failed to make it to the semifinals of the tournament but they are also battling a bit of recent WAC history as no team has won back-to-back tourney titles in over a decade with Hawai'i the last team to do so back in the early 2000s.

Today's game is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. (MDT) tip-off and can be heard on the Aggie Sports Network with streaming audio available via Aggie Access (subscription required).

The Aggie women's basketball team's season ended yesterday with a loss to Seattle in the WAC Quarterfinals. The Aggies gave the top seed a fight for the first 30 minutes of the game going up by 13 in the first half, leading by eight at halftime before running out of gas en route to a 77-53 loss.

It was the final game for Kelsie Rozendaal, Stephanie Gilbreath, Malia Magazzeni and Chrissy Fletcher. Gilbreath finished with 23 points on 8-of-20 shooting but it was Rozendaal who only took four shots and scored just three points after a career-night the day before.

Too often this season the Aggies ignored Rozendaal's presence inside and in particular on a night when the Aggies needed to counter Kacie Sowell's presence in the post, Rozendaal wasn't much a part of the Aggie game plan. Instead the Aggies' shot 28 three pointers hitting 29 percent of them.

It will be an interesting offseason for the Aggies as they'll return an incredibly young team next year. The Aggies desperately need to find a good post player to complement their array of shooters.

The Daily Aggie :: 03/13/13

The New Mexico State women's basketball team is back in action this evening after defeating 9-seed UT Arlington in the play-in round of the 2013 WAC Tournament. The Aggie women were in a nip and tuck battle with the Mavs before going on a 23-4 run midway through the second half to seize control of the game. Senior Kelsie Rozendaal had career-highs in points (23) and rebounds (17) and was a huge catalyst in the Aggie victory. Rozendaal will need to duplicate that effort tonight as well as get some help from her teammates when they face top seed Seattle. The Aggies lost both games in the regular season against the Redhawks falling by six in Las Cruces and by 18 in Seattle, though that game the Aggies trailed by over 20 points and cut it to eight in the second half before losing by 18. The losses to Seattle bookended the Aggies' nine-game conference losing streak but since then the Aggies have won six of their last seven games and are one of the hottest teams in the WAC.

The key tonight for the Aggies if they are to win is to find a way to neutralize WAC Player of the Year Kacie Sowell. The Seattle post had her way with the Aggies in both meetings finishing with a combined 38 points and 23 rebounds and shot 17-of-24 from the field against the Aggies in the two games.

Stefanie Gilbreath and Danesia Williamson both had pretty good regular season games against Seattle and will need to duplicate those efforts as well. The Aggies also need to make three point shots but also not attempt too many. The Aggies shot 18 in the first contest and a whopping 36 in the second. In yesterday's win the Aggies attempted 21 three point shots in the first half and yet led by just two points. In the second half the Aggies got the ball inside to Rozendaal and attempted just five more three pointers and won going away.

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. (MDT) tip-off and can be heard on KGRT FM 103.9 in Las Cruces with streaming audio available via Aggie Access (subscription required).

The Daily Aggie :: 03/12/13

The 2013 WAC Basketball Tournament gets underway today with four play-in games. The women will hit the hardwood first with New Mexico State playing in the second play-in game where they'll face Saturday's foe UT-Arlington. The Aggies jumped out to a big lead on the Mavericks down in Arlington but had to hold on as the Mavs rallied late before the Aggies held on for a 72-66 victory. New Mexico State split the season series with UTA with each team winning on the other's home court -- UTA 62-59 in Las Cuces and the Aggies the aforementioned 72-66 win in Arlington.

The two keys players for both teams are Stephanie Gilbreath for the Aggies who scored 40 points in two games against UTA and Laila Suleiman who scored 32 points in the two games against the Aggies. Obviously those two players will be the focus of the defensive efforts by both teams but today's game could come down to another player or to elevating their game. In the first meeting the Mavs had three other players in double figures in scoring while in the Aggies' win on Saturday it was Kelsie Rozendaal chipping in for 16 points along with two others in double figures.

Expect the three balls to fly for the Aggies against UTA as they shot a total of 58 three pointers against the Mavs in the two games hitting 13 (22.4 percent).

This game will mark the fourth time since joining the WAC that the Aggies' first opponent in the WAC tournament is the same is their regular season finale opponent. The Aggies faced Hawai'i, Louisiana Tech and Fresno State in those three previous meeting coming away with a 1-2 record. In the games against LA Tech and Fresno State the Aggies lost both the regular season finale as well as the tournament matchup, however, they did win the regular season finale against Hawai'i and also the tournament game just days later which bodes well for this afternoon's contest against UTA.

Today's game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. (MDT) tip-off and can be heard on KSNM AM 570 in Las Cruces as well as streaming online via Aggie Access (subscription required).

The Aggie baseball team heads to Norman, Okla. today to take on the 17th ranked Sooners. The Aggies are riding a five-game winning streak after coming off a weekend four-game sweep of La Salle in which the Aggie offense got back on track scoring a total of 41 runs.

The Sooners come into the midweek series having lost four of their previous six games including a loss to fellow WAC member UT-Arlington.

Both today and tomorrow's games are scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. (MDT) first pitch and can be heard on KSNM AM 570 in Las Cruces as well as streaming online via Aggie Access (subscription required).

The Daily Aggie :: 02/23/13

It's Gameday! It's a very busy game day in fact with several Aggie teams in action today. The women's track and field team is in Albuquerque for the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships with day three underway today. The Aggies have already had Zoe Meade claim the pentathlon crown and yesterday the amazing Schultz sisters did what they do best, top the rest of the field as they went 1-2 in the indoor 5,000 meter race with Courtney winning the crown and Camille finishing second.

The Aggie baseball and softball teams are both in action with the Aggie softball team taking on South Dakota and UTEP today down in El Paso and the baseball team taking on Illinois at the Keith Leclaire Classic in North Carolina. Aggie baseball shut out Ohio 7-0 yesterday as Adam Mott and Ryan Beck combined for the shutout.

Aggie women's hoops is home for their penultimate home game as they take on future WAC member Cal State-Bakersfield (11-15) today at 4:00 p.m. (MT). The Aggie women are riding the momentum of a 196 point weekend last weekend with a pair of wins over San Jose State and Utah State. The Aggies appear to have broken out of their slump at just the right time with the final three games of WAC play coming up starting next Saturday and the WAC tournament just three weeks away.

Today's game can be heard on KSNM AM 570 in Las Cruces with streaming audio available via Aggie Access (subscription required).

The Aggie men battle I-10 rival UTEP for the 205th time tonight at 7:00 p.m. in an "all hands on deck" Whiteout game and it is expected to be sold out. The Aggies narrowly lost to UTEP in El Paso in what feels like ages ago. This is the latest these two teams have played in the regular season since 1995. The Miners have had the better of the Aggies in the 2000's with the Aggies just 8-17 against UTEP.

The Aggies should have an advantage over UTEP tonight on the glass as the Miners are one of the worst rebounding teams in the country. They're a decent defensive team and much like the Aggies, they place at a slower pace averaging 63 possessions per game.

This game is going to be won on the defensive end and the Aggies need to bounce back from their lackluster performance against Utah State in which they gave up numerous open three point shots as well as a higher-than-normal number of open drives to the basket.

We fully expect the final score for this game to be in the 50s with the Aggies winning 59-54.

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off and can be seen on AggieVision as well as streaming online via

The Daily Aggie :: 02/18/13

The spring season is in full swing as Aggie baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball were all in action over the weekend. It was a mixed bag for Aggie baseball as they split their opening weekend series with UW-Milwaukee winning games one and four. Aggie softball split six games in the Troy Cox Classic picking a win over Missouri-Kansas City, splitting with Penn State and Colorado State and losing in extra innings to Texas Tech. The Aggie softball team is back in action tomorrow night when they host Rio Grande Rival UNM for the second time in eight days.

The Aggie women's basketball team snapped their nine-game losing streak in style over the weekend defeating San Jose State and Utah State while scoring a combined 196 points on the weekend. The Aggies' turnaround may have actually started back in Seattle. We noted after the game that even though the Aggies lost by 16 points, it was a much more competitive game than the final score revealed. The Aggies trailed 38-15 at halftime but caught fire and scored 47 second-half points which led us to tweet the following: Aggies scored 47 points in the 2nd half. Impressive when you consider theirlast 3 gms their 40 min pt totals-49, 53, 53. The improved offensive output culminated in the Aggies' 106 point outbreak on Saturday night. The Aggies scored a mind-boggling 67 points in the second half which is impressive by itself but consider this... that second half total is more than the Aggies have scored in SEVENTEEN different games this season!. Think about that for a minute.

Over the weekend the Aggies looked a lot more like the team we thought might compete for a WAC title during the regular season. Unfortunately it hasn't quite worked out that way but the Aggies may be peaking at the right time -- late February and early March. While the two wins didn't move the Aggies up the standings any, it did help keep them out of last place which they would have fallen to had they lost both games. With three games left it's still likely that the Aggies will have to play in Tuesday's first round action (which pits the 7-seed vs. the 10-seed and 8-seed vs. the 9-seed) but a streaking Aggie team would definitely be a team that none of the top teams would want to face.

On a side note, Danesia Williamson was named WAC Player of the Week for her efforts in the weekend sweep as she averaged 21 points and 10 assists in the two games.

The Aggie men's basketball team dropped their first game of 2013 losing at Utah State on Saturday night. The Aggie men fall to 12-3 in conference play and now need a lot of things to go their way if they're going to win the regular season title. The Aggies would need Louisiana Tech to lose three of their final four games which is entirely possible given that LA Tech hosts Utah State and then travels to New Mexico State and Denver to end the season. The Aggies would also need to win out which means beating Denver on the road and avenging the opening weekend losses against Louisiana Tech and UT-Arlington. If those scenarios play out the Aggies would at least share the regular season title with LA Tech and Denver and could win outright if Denver loses more than once and LA Tech has an epic collapse and loses all four of their remaining conference games which seems unlikely.

Saturday's loss at Utah State was certainly an opportunity lost because while it doesn't mathematically eliminate the Aggies from regular season title contention and the top seed, it does make it quite a bit more difficult as we noted in the scenarios above. You're probably thinking, why all the talk about the regular season title and the top seed? Don't the Aggies need to win the WAC tournament to make the NCAA tournament? Yes. That is the case, the Aggies are not an at-large team, however, many people forget that the winner of the regular season title (and top seed after tiebreakers) earn an automatic bid into the NIT should they fail to win the conference tournament. The Aggies would guarantee themselves some sort of postseason bid should they win the regular season title and the top seed.

As it would appear now (barring a minor miracle) it's NCAA tourney or bust given the Aggies' reluctance to play in one of the "pay for play" postseason tournaments (CBI, CIT, etc.) and it appears unlikely that the Aggies would reverse their stance on playing in one of those tournaments.

The Daily Aggie :: 02/16/13

The Aggie men's basketball team is back in action tonight as they go for their 13th consecutive victory when they face Utah State. The Aggies have won three straight in the series and are looking for their second consecutive regular season sweep of Utah State. The Aggies are looking to keep pace with Denver who went into Logan and pulled out a 63-60 overtime victory over the UtAgs which coincidentally gave Denver their second consecutive victory at The Spectrum.

For all of the talk about Utah State's hundreds of sets that they run and the precision with which they run them, Marvin Menzies and crew seem to have figured out how to defend Utah State. In the last six meetings between the two teams New Mexico State has held USU to 63 (W), 59 (L), 58 (L), 60 (W), 69 (W) and 51 (W) points and as you can see they're 4-2 in those games (which includes a WAC tourney title game win).

USU is still playing without two of their best players in Preston Medlin and Kyisean Reed but it has been Spencer Butterfield who has stepped up for USU. He's averaging 16.8 points per game in the past six games for them and is one player the Aggies do need to key on. Interestingly enough the UtAgs have gone 3-3 in those past six games and all three of those losses are at home.

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. (MT) tip-off and can be seen on ESPNU and while the stakes won't be as high for Utah State as they have been in the past it's still a conference rivalry game and it's still a vitally important game for New Mexico State as they try to keep pace with Louisiana Tech and Denver heading into the homestretch.

The Aggie women's basketball team is also back in action tonight as they face league-leader Utah State. It's payback time for the Aggies as they hope to avenge a stunning last-second loss suffered earlier this season in Logan when Utah State buried a three as time expired to stun New Mexico State.

Utah State is on an eight game winning streak and that win streak started with that win over New Mexico State.

Devyn Christensen continues to play like a Player of the Year candidate and is averaging 19.8 points per game, second in the conference and she hit the game-winner in overtime against Denver on Thursday night.

New Mexico State looks to continue the hot shooting they had against SJSU where they scored 90 points and shot 44 percent from three point distance, a key stat for the Aggies as we've mentioned numerous times here.

Can the Aggies pull off the shocker tonight? If they shoot the three ball as well as they did against SJSU they certainly are capable.

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. (MT) tip-off and can be seen on AggieVision and

The Aggie baseball and softball teams are both back in action today. The baseball team is looking to bounce back from an 11-0 loss to UW-Milwaukee in game two of yesterday's doubleheader, one of the few times they've ever been shut out at home. The Aggies and UW-Milwaukee play another doubleheader today beginning at 2:00 p.m. (MT).

Aggie softball looks to continue their win streak after a pair of run-rule victories yesterday (10-1 over UMKC and 10-2 over Penn State). The Aggies take on Penn State at 2:00 p.m. (MT) and Colorado State following the conclusion of the first game.

The Daily Aggie :: 02/14/13

The Aggie men's and women's basketball teams are back in action tonight. The men are on the road to take on San Jose State while the women also take on San Jose State. The men are looking for their 12th consecutive victory while the women are looking to break their nine game losing streak.

For the Aggie men it's a chance to match their longest winning streak since the 2006-07 season. Tonight they may have to do it without Bandja Sy who suffered an injury during the Aggies' game against Seattle. Bandja is the latest in a long list of Aggie players shuffled in and out of the starting lineup this season. The Aggies have done a great job of adjusting to the shuffling lineup during their win streak but the loss of Sy could hit the team the hardest. As we pointed out last week when Bandja Sy scores in double-figures this season the Aggies are 12-2, though they have won the past two with Sy scoring just nine points.

The Aggies had little trouble with San Jose State in the first meeting between these two teams and they shouldn't have much more trouble with the Spartans this time around even without Sy, Watson or Ross-Miller.

The Spartans are a very offensively challenged basketball team and rank last or near the bottom in most offensive categories. This is a game that the Aggie defense should hold SJSU into the low 50s.

Tonight's game is scheduled for an 8:00 p.m. (MT) tip-off and can be heard on the Aggie Sports Network and streaming online via Aggie Access (subscription required).

The Aggie women's nine-game losing streak has a chance to come to an end tonight as they host San Jose State. The Aggies lost by just one to SJSU on the road earlier this season. The Aggies return to the friendly confines of the Pan Am after a tough that saw them lose by 19 to Idaho and 16 to Seattle (though the Aggies did trim the lead down to eight in the second half).

The Spartans play the fastest pace in the country averaging a whopping 86 possessions per 40 minutes which is the most in the country. The Aggies come in at just under 70 possessions per game which is dead last in the league. The Aggies can't get into a scoring contest with the Spartans. New Mexico State has made a living this season on clamping down on opposing teams' offense and that got away from them a little last week on the road.

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. (MT) tip-off and is the Aggies' Pink Out, Play for Kay game. Radio coverage is available on KSNM AM 570 in Las Cruces and streaming online via Aggie Access (subscription required).

The Daily Aggie :: 02/09/13

The Aggie men's basketball team faces Seattle tonight as they go for their 11th consecutive victory. The Aggies defeated the Redhawks in an 83-82 double-overtime thriller in Seattle. Up until the past two games, Seattle had been playing every WAC opponent close, losing by fewer than 10 points in all their losses while winning twice. However, things have not gone well for SU in the past two games as they've been blasted by short-handed USU (by 22) and Denver (by 17). Once again this is a game that if New Mexico State has designs on a regular season title, they must win.

Seattle is a middle of the pack team both offensively and defensively but they're one of the better rebounding teams in the league so the Aggies will need to be extra vigilant on the glass tonight. Turnovers kept Seattle in the first game and New Mexico State will need to do a better job against the press tonight. The Aggies nearly cost themselves the first game with a couple of really careless turnovers late in the game in the first meeting after it looked like they had the game wrapped up. The Aggies finished that game with 18 turnovers and to their credit they did force Seattle into 25, however, they must do a better job of taking care of the ball which they have as of late.

As we've noted a few times over the course of this win streak one of the biggest keys to the win streak is the improved offensive play of Bandja Sy. The senior failed to reach double-digits on Thursday against Idaho, the first time that's happened since the losses to UT-Arlington and Louisiana Tech. That can't happen too many more times for New Mexico State. The Aggies are 12-2 when Bandja reaches double digits in scoring but just 4-6 when he doesn't.

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. (MT) tip and can be seen on AggieVision and streaming online via

The Aggie women's basketball team is back in action tonight as they face Seattle. The Aggies are mired in an eight-game losing streak after losing to Idaho on Thursday night. We've noted ad-nauseum that the Aggies' struggles can be tied directly to the three point arc and Thursday night's loss was no different. The Aggies were a paltry 4-for-27 from deep against Idaho and lost big, 72-53.

Seattle is 9-3 in league play and is chasing Utah State right now. The Aggies struggled to defend the interior presence of Kacie Sowell in the first meeting. Sowell finished with 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting and the Aggies simply don't have anyone who can match up with her.

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 5:00 p.m. (MT) tip-off and can be heard on KSNM AM 570 in Las Cruces and streaming online via Aggie Access (subscription required).

The Aggie softball team opened up the 2013 season with a split yesterday as they lost to Nebraska 5-1 but bounced back to defeat Illinois-Chicago 8-1. Staci Rodriguez got her season off to a bang offensively as she belted a pair of home runs in the 8-1 victory including a first-inning grand slam.

The Aggies continue play in the Hotel Encanto tournament today as they'll face UIC once again at approximately 3:00 p.m. (MT).

The Daily Aggie :: 02/07/13

The New Mexico State men's basketball team hosts Idaho tonight as the Aggies try for their tenth consecutive victory. In the first meeting between these two the Aggies raced out to a big lead leading 23-9 early and 42-27 at halftime. The lead was still a comfortable 11 points with twelve minutes and change left but Idaho slowly started chipping away and with 43 seconds left the Aggies and Vandals were tied at 68. The game remained tied at 70 with four seconds left when Daniel Mullings was fouled on an inbounds play. He hit one of two and the Aggies held on for a 71-70 victory.

Tonight's game may very well be as competitive, however, some of the key principals in that game for the Aggies will not see action. Tyrone Watson's suspension from basketball activities along with K.C. Ross-Miller's ailing hamstring mean the Aggies will be without their combined 25 points and 37 and 31 minutes respectively that the two played in the first game.

Idaho is the only team to have shot better than 50 percent against the Aggies during the current nine-game win streak but if the Aggies are to win again tonight they'll need to keep Idaho under than percentage. It will be a challenge for this renewed Aggie defense as Idaho leads the league in field goal percentage overall and is second during conference play but is the best three point shooting team in the league percentage-wise during conference play.

Once again it will be interesting to see the adjustments made by the opposition the second time face Sim Bhullar. In the first game Sim finished with 16 points and six rebounds.

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off and can be seen on AggieVision and

The Aggie women are also back in action tonight as they take on Idaho in Moscow. The Aggies are losers of seven straight and battling UT-Arlington and Texas State to stay out of the basement. Those three teams are firmly entrenched at the bottom of the standings, three (and four) games clear in the loss column from the next closest team ahead of them.

The task is not going to get any easier for the Aggies as they face the third place team tonight in Idaho and then the second place team on Saturday night in Seattle. In fact, before facing fellow basement-dweller UT-Arlington (1-9) in the regular season finale the Aggies' final stretch of conference games comes against teams with a combined 42-23 conference record. The Aggies don't face a team with a losing conference record until that final game against UTA. Obviously the W/L records will change as the season progresses but as it stands now the Aggies have perhaps the toughest finishing stretch of any conference team.

Back to tonight's game. The Aggies lost the first meeting between the two teams. The Aggies lead by seven early, fell behind by as many as 15 in the second half, cut the lead all the way down to two points before losing by six.

It's really a simple formula for the Aggies. Their issues are scoring the basketball. This team struggles to put the ball in the basket and if they're not hitting three pointers, they don't win. As we noted prior to the UTSA loss, when the Aggies lose they shoot horrendously from three point distance, just 19 percent (45-of-228). When they win, they're one of the best three point shooting teams at just over 38 percent (74-of-193).

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. (MT) tip-off and can be heard on KSNM AM 570 and streaming online via Aggie Access (subscription required).

The Aggie football team announced its 2013 recruiting class along with the 2013 schedule yesterday. You can check out the class here and the schedule here.

Aggie soccer also announced their 2013 recruiting class yesterday with seven newcomers joining the squad.

The Daily Aggie :: 02/02/13

The Aggie men's basketball team is looking for their ninth straight win as they take on UTSA tonight in San Antonio. The Aggies are coming off an 86-72 victory over Texas State on Thursday night, a game in which the Aggies were in control throughout and a game which also produced this highlight breakaway dunk from Daniel Mullings:

Mullings and the short-handed Aggies will take on a Roadrunner squad that they beat handily in Las Cruces, 82-62 in which the game wasn't even as close as that final score (the Aggies led by as many as 32 in the second half). The Aggies held a substantial advantage in the paint outscoring UTSA 48-18 inside.

UTSA continues to be one of the worst teams in the country defensively allowing teams to shoot 53.3 percent from the field, 61.2 percent from inside the arc and 41.2 percent from outside the arc in conference play, all three are 10th out of 10 teams in the league. The Aggies should be able to take advantage of the porous defense. Winning on the road is always a bit of a challenge but even if this game is close at halftime as it was in Las Cruces, we fully expect the Aggies to pull away in the second half.

The game is scheduled for a 5:00 p.m. (MT) start and can be heard on the Aggie Sports Network.

The Aggie women's basketball team returns to action after a disappointing loss to Texas State on Thursday night. The Aggie women continue to struggle offensively posting just 49 points on Thursday night. It was the fifth time this season the Aggie women have failed to break 50 points and they are 0-5 in such games.

UTSA comes into the game at 5-5 in league play and are losers of two straight and in both of those they have failed to score 50 points. The Aggies routed UTSA 69-52 in San Antonio earlier in conference play and it was arguably Aggies' best offensive performance of the season.

UTSA overall boast the best field goal percentage defense in the league, however, in conference play they've dropped to 10th in field goal percentage defense thanks in large part to their poor three point field goal defense. Teams are shooting 36 percent from behind the arc against the Roadrunners and that is something that could favor the Aggies tonight if they're able to get hot from deep. Poor three point shooting has been the issue for New Mexico State this season in their losses. In their losses this season the Aggies are shooting a paltry 41-of-216 from behind the arc which translates to 18.9 percent. In their victories they've shot 74-of-193 which is 38.3 percent. The Aggies truly are a classic "live by the three die by the three" team.

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off and can be seen on Aggie Access and